The Brando Resort
Luxury Private Island Eco-Resort
The Brando Resort
Situated on the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, The Brando is located on an atoll comprised of twelve tiny islands and is under 50kms (30 miles) away from the northeastern parts of Tahiti.
Tetiaroa was at one time an important getaway for the Tahitian royalty. They chose Tetiaroa instead of over 100 other atolls that comprise French Polynesia.
The incomparable paradise and tranquility that the island provides was rediscovered by Marlon Brando. Marlon who was an actor in American, turned this island and its over three-mile inner lagoon, into his personal paradise getaway.
The Island of Tetiaroa
Marlon Brando never wanted to hide his island paradise and its cultural history. In the early days he fixed the goal to share the wonders and beauty of his atoll with the world.
He hoped that some day Tetiaroa would become an example to the world, of how people and the environment can live in harmony.
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The beauty and uniqueness of the culture and history of Tetiaroa and French Polynesia is undeniable. First discovered by explorers from Southeast Asia roughly four-thousand years ago, and later rediscovered by European explorers, the guiding stars have been guiding travellers through the South Pacific to French Polynesia for millennia.
Despite complications that came with the Europeans unearthing, Tetiaroa remained sacred to the local people, which can be seen through the preservation of the land.
“Perfection Does Exist.”
Getting to the brando
Accessible only by a 20 minute, private, eight-passenger plane ride, operated by Air Tetiaroa out of Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport, The Brando was created to bring Marlon’s dream to life. The resort itself is located on a 190-acre island, named “Onetahi”.
Guests are now able to visit not only the main island of the resort, but are also able to explore any of the remote, unspoiled private islands surrounding the lagoon, all of which can be reached by either outrigger canoes, or by foot.
The Islands Of Tetiaroa
Each of the other eleven islands has something special to offer. The largest of the group of islands, Tiaraunu is home to a huge number of coconut palm trees, while Honuea offers glistening white sand beaches to explore.
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Tauini, Tauroa and Hiraanae, located on the northern side of the lagoon, are separated by a small break in the coral reef, referred to as a “hoa”. This break is home to a vast array of ocean life, and very often visitors are lucky enough to discover the lemon shark nursery in the area. Once a coconut plantation, with its very own dock and village, Rimatuu was the very first one of these islands to be inhabited by Europeans. Reiono, home to a large population of coconut crabs, is the only islet that has preserved its primitive rain forest.
If you are a lover of tropical birds, Tahuna Iti and Tahuna Rahi provide sanctuaries for these incredible creatures. Last, not least, but certainly the smallest, is the island of Aie.